Articles by: Grazyna Zajdow

Author Biography:

Grazyna Zajdow is Associate Professor of Sociology at Deakin University where she has taught for many years. Her research interests have been the experience and social effects of drugs and alcohol and feminist sociology. She was a co-editor of Arena Magazine and is Associate Editor of Arena (third series).

Resizing Psychology, by Grazyna Zajdow

Mark Furlong's Re-sizing Psychology in Public Policy and the Private Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Informit: Resizing psychology [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Re-sizing psychology in public policy and the private imagination, by Mark Furlong, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Informit: Gender and the challenges of feminism

Feminist theory and analysis, with some notable exceptions, has always had the difficult task of cramming itself into the hegemonic theories of the day. This is as true of the writing in Arena as any - where else. But reviewing the writing on women, feminism and gender over fifty years, it can also be seen that feminism has chiselled out its own place (or places, depending on whether you believe there is a single narrative…

Informit: Jazz, gender and addiction

Review(s) of: Born to be blue, Directed by Robert Budreau, 2015), Miles ahead, Directed by Don Cheadle, 2015).

Genocide in Myanmar? by Grazyna Zajdow

The plight of the Rohingya

Surrogacy Is to Prostitution … by Grazyna Zajdow

When the desire for children makes the exploitation of women OK

Informit: ‘The trap’: how freedom took over the world

Informit: [Collection of three articles on rethinking drug and alcohol policy in the contemporary era]

Informit: The watch and the ring

I am staring at a man's watch. It is a Longines, stainless steel and rectangular, with the second hand in an inserted square just above the 6. Next to it sits a little yellow and white gold ring with a tiny diamond, surrounded by even tinier ones. These pieces of jewellery are of their time - arte deco - made in the 1920s and thirties. They came to me from my now dead parents, but…

Informit: Drunk on competition [National Competition Policy is undermining the regulation of alcohol.]

Informit: Surrogacy is to prostitution…

Last year, the US sociologist Arlie Hochschild visited Australia for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. In Melbourne she presented a talk about the continuing trend in the United States and Australia for families to outsource so much of life. Housework and homemaking as such have only been the exclusive realm of the middle-class and stay-at-home woman for a short while really. For most of history, those who could afford it had servants. The modern form…

Informit: Alcoholism’s unnatural history